Once upon a time, a long, long time ago when blogging was new and fun, and not about your personal brand, or getting free stuff, bloggers used to tag each other in memes and you’d find out all sorts of random shit about people, some you wanted to know and some you didn’t.
Then things got serious and no one really seemed to want to do that anymore. Certainly the last time I saw something like that doing the rounds was about 5 years ago.
But… it seems people do still like to share, so having lost my blogging mojo a bit (again!) it seemed like a good way to kick my own arse, after seeing Tanya at Mummy Barrow (she’s not a sodding potato you know) joining in with Nickie at I am Typecast’s post I thought I would have a go.
When was the last time you cried?
Last weekend. It was a pity cry to be honest. I’ve had this hideous cold virus thing - it’s not flu but it’s waaaaaaaay worse than just a cold. My throat was so sore and swollen that I couldn’t speak for 2 days (praise be some are probably thinking). I took to my bed on the Wednesday evening and didn’t get out again until the Sunday morning. I missed a Good Friday at the races and was just Pretty Damn Fed Up. It’s STILL hanging around too, the cough is so annoying that I’ve bored myself with it now.
If you were another person would you be a friend of yourself?
Well, I hope I would. I’m quite selective when it comes to friends to be honest, and at 48 I think I have my friends sussed, I don’t need lots, just those that stick with me through thick and thin so I know I would hope to be that type of friend too.
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Well, not much anyway.
OK I USE IT ALL THE TIME
What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Apart from the obvious things like if they're carrying an axe, it's their smile, and whether it reaches their eyes or not. As an aside from that, if they can’t maintain eye contact when they’re talking to me, I would be wary of them, to start with at least. Also if there hair is was mess, I would totally judge them.
Scary films or happy endings?
Both! I love a good horror; when I say good, I mean a good, scary, spine tingling, horror not super gory stuff. I can’t wait to see Ghost Stories with Martin Freeman released this weekend. But I also love a good RomCom; when I say good I mean old school, Richard Curtis or Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks. And The Philadelphia Story. Bridget Jones is NOT a good RomCom…
The sea, that ozone smell that you get on a clear day. I miss the sea.
What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?
Well according to Google it’s 8276 miles - Jo’berg, where we started our two week holiday in South Africa last year. It was worth it.
Do you have any special talents?
I doubt it
What did you want to be when you grew up?
In chronological order:
Trish Yates in Grange Hill
Lynda Day (Julia Sawalha) in Press Gang
Cagney or Lacey
Something in Marketing or PR
Needless to say I didn’t end up doing any of those things, and now work as an Executive Assistant *yawn*. So maybe in answer to the previous question my special talent is organisation?
How many countries have you been to?
I make it 14
What was your favourite/worst subject at school?
My favourite was always English and English Lit - they were split when I was at school. My worst was anything scientific, closely followed by maths. Coincidentally the maths and science teachers I had were male and hopeless.
What’s your favourite drink?
Erm, I’m pretty sure you all know that one
What would you have named your children?
Well, Jack was going to be Bryony, but his dad didn’t like it so it’s just as well he was a boy. I wanted to call Harry Holly if he’d been a girl but his dad was against that too as Harry was a December baby and he thought that was too twee, so again, good job he was a boy.
I’m actually really happy with those names as they’re good solid names which really can’t be shortened.
Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
I don’t watch YouTube unless I need an idiot’s guide to something
How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?
I was a teenager in the UK 80s, where dating didn’t exist as it does now, so anyone you went out with then was your “boyfriend”. My teenage boyfriends were a catalogue of disasters. Two of them cheated on me, one with my best friend, and my dad used to take great delight in scaring them off if their motorbike so much as dripped Castrol GTX on his driveway. I had one long term BF (the other one who cheated on me), then I met the boys' dad when I was 20 and that was it.
Favourite memory from childhood
My dad worked a lot when I was a child, and when he wasn’t working he was renovating our family home. So days out with him were limited, especially as he would refuse to go on days out anywhere on a Bank holiday. Or a Sunday. Because of the traffic apparently. And other people.
One day he picked us up from school with mum - unheard of - and we went off to the cinema as a family to see Airplane. Probably wholly age inappropriate, but I remember it for its unlikeliness.
One of my bad habits
I bite my nails. It infuriates MrS and it makes me feel ashamed of my hands. I’ve tried to stop countless times but they’re so weak now that just break and then I bite them again so it has become vicious circle.
I'm not going to tag anyone but if you'd like to answer these questions please let me know and I'll pop over and read them